Jonesboro, Illinois Population 2021

1,666
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Jonesboro is a city located in Union County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Union County. With a 2020 population of 1,666, it is the 520th largest city in Illinois and the 8313th largest city in the United States . Jonesboro is currently declining at a rate of -1.01% annually and its population has decreased by -8.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,821 in 2010. Jonesboro reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Jonesboro has a population density of 617 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jonesboro is $60,786 with a poverty rate of 22.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $567 per month, and the median house value is $83,600. The median age in Jonesboro is 39.6 years, 39.2 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

Jonesboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jonesborowas:

  • White: 98.06%
  • Black or African American: 1.08%
  • Two or more races: 0.38%
  • Asian: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Jonesboro, Illinois is 1,666 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,700.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,821.

Jonesboro, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,81998.06%
Black or African American201.08%
Two or More Races70.38%
Asian60.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.16%
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Jonesboro Population by Race

Jonesboro Population Pyramid $2021

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Jonesboro Median Age

39.6


Total

39.2


Male

40.5


Female

Jonesboro Adults

There are 1,422 adults, (318 of whom are seniors) in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesboro Sex Ratio

Female

954

51.43%

Male

901

48.57%

Jonesboro Population by Age

Jonesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jonesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family68.2%31.8%
Male70.4%29.6%
Female72.6%27.4%
All76.4%23.6%
Married84.5%15.5%

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jonesboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7132.4976.4
Married3303.2684.5
Non Family2611.2968.2
Female952.8372.6
Male273.4470.4

3.09

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Jonesboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade816.21%
9th to 12th Grade463.52%
High School Graduate42832.80%
Some College29922.91%
Associates Degree17313.26%
Bachelors Degree21716.63%
Graduate Degree614.67%
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Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2551,136270
Hispanic26235
Black20123
Asian44
Native American33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.51%.

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,790$38,821$38,750
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$25,938$28,125$
Some College$38,431$38,636$38,250
Bachelors Degree$42,132$44,286$40,662
Graduate Degree$71,875$112,841$48,750

$38,790

Average Earnings

$38,821

Average Male

$38,750

Average Female

Jonesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jonesboro Language by Age

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Jonesboro Language

97.05% of Jonesboro residents speak only English, while 2.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.72% of the population.

Jonesboro Language

Jonesboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,75235920.49%
Hispanic665380.30%
Black20315.00%
Native33100.00%

22.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.25%

Male Poverty Rate

19.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jonesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Black, with 15.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.89%.

Jonesboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.67%
High School31.78%
Some College15.25%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed87.50%
Female Employed9.87%
Male Employed6.67%

Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jonesboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,625$60,786
Families$70,417$73,560
Married Families$83,333-
Non Families$20,938$35,264
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Income by Household Type

Jonesboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Jonesboro Married by Age and Sex

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Jonesboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Jonesboro Marital Status by Race

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Jonesboro Marital Status

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95

Number of Veterans

92

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam24
Second Gulf War22
First Gulf War11
World War II3
Korea

Jonesboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5424
75+21
55 to 6418
65 to 7416
18 to 3416

Jonesboro Veterans by Age

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Jonesboro Veterans by Race

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

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12.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

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54.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Jonesboro Employment by Age

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Jonesboro Employment by Race

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Jonesboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.78%

Born in Jonesboro

97.84%

Native Born

2.16%

Foreign Born

1.94%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.84% of Jonesboro residents were born in the United States, with 72.78% having been born in Illinois. 1.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jonesboro Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,666-17-1.01%
20201,683-17-1.00%
20191,700-17-0.99%
20181,717-14-0.81%
20171,731-14-0.80%
20161,745-17-0.96%
20151,762-11-0.62%
20141,773-17-0.95%
20131,790-13-0.72%
20121,803-10-0.55%
20111,813-9-0.49%
20101,8220.00%

Jonesboro Population by Year